FEATURED ARTICLES ABOUT CALIFORNIA INTERSCHOLASTIC FEDERATION SOUTHERN SECTION - PAGE 4
January 9, 1998 |
Area principals have spent nearly a year trying to realign the 10 county athletic leagues. Despite the various proposals they have considered, the 62-member committee keeps coming back to the same plan approved last February.
October 8, 1998 |
Area principals will try again this afternoon to realign the county's 10 athletic leagues for the upcoming three-year cycle, beginning in the 1999-2000 school year. They will meet at Fountain Valley High to examine 21 proposals in hopes of delivering a single proposal to the Southern Section office by its Oct. 23 deadline. The biggest concern still is where to place Esperanza, which wants out of the Sunset League and to be placed in a league nearer its location in northeast Orange County.
October 9, 1998 |
County principals decided Thursday to leave Esperanza in the Sunset League when they send their next proposal to realign the county's 10 athletic leagues to the Southern Section. The only changes in the proposal are to send Aliso Niguel, Laguna Hills and University to the Sea View League, Corona del Mar to the Pacific Coast League and El Toro to the South Coast League.
May 14, 1998 |
Santa Margarita High is expected to file an appeal today with the CIF office in San Rafael, over its removal from the county public school athletic leagues, principal Merritt Hemenway said Wednesday. Along with Mater Dei, Rosary and Servite, Santa Margarita was voted out of public school leagues, beginning in the 1999-2000 school year, by the Southern Section Council during its April 28 meeting. The council also voted La Verne Damien and Glendora St. Lucy's out of the Baseline League.
March 24, 2000 |
Mater Dei's football program experienced something on Thursday it couldn't in last December's championship game: The thrill of victory. The Monarchs, who tied Long Beach Poly, 21-21, on Dec. 11 for the Division I title, will no longer have to worry about the "empty feeling" accompanying a shared title after the Southern Section Council approved Mater Dei Principal Patrick Murphy's proposal to institute a tiebreaker system in all section championship games.
October 19, 2000 |
The Southern Section will decide today at a council meeting whether to increase the number of boys' and girls' basketball playoff divisions to alleviate inequities in the number of teams competing in each division. There are a large number of teams competing in Divisions I-AA and I-A, for example, but relatively few in Division V-A. The proposed increase would possibly add a Division I-AAA. Other proposals to be considered at the council meeting, which begins at 9 a.m.
November 16, 2000 |
The Southern Section Executive Committee denied Santa Margarita's appeal Wednesday to move from the Parochial Area into the Orange County Area for the 2002-06 releaguing cycle. Then, using the same set of criteria, it overturned a previous decision and will allow Orange Lutheran and Calvary Chapel to participate in Orange County public school leagues. Calvary Chapel and Orange Lutheran will look for a new home outside the Olympic League, probably the five-team Sea View or Golden West leagues.
October 17, 2000 |
The Southern Section releaguing committee Monday rejected requests by three private schools to join the Orange County placement area for the releaguing cycle that begins in 2002. Requests by Santa Margarita to leave the Catholic Schools area, and by Orange Lutheran and Calvary Chapel to leave the Small Schools area, were turned down. An appeals meeting before the section's executive board is Nov. 15.
January 7, 1998 |
Area principals will meet again Thursday in Fountain Valley to try and choose from 13 proposals to realign the 10 county athletic leagues for 1998-2002. Huntington Beach High Principal Jim Staunton, who heads the releaguing committee, said athletic directors are running out of time to schedule games for the fall. "I think we can come to an agreement. But if not, we will continue to meet on a later day until we do," Staunton said.
February 17, 1997 |
The Southern Section boys' basketball playoff format might have changed this year, but some things will never change when the pairings are announced--like oral jabs from unhappy coaches. The controversy Sunday occurred in Division I-A, where Santa Ana Mater Dei High earned the No. 1 seeding in Region I. In past years, the Monarchs, ranked No. 2 by The Times after finishing the regular season with a 25-2 record, would have drawn the lowest-seeded team in the bracket.